There is so much information on this site, it's amazing. And eye opening. Now I know why they took away so much of what I ate for this cleansing diet.
I have already sworn off these nasty things. I am sticking with my stevia, black strap molasses, agave nectars, and brown rice syrup. They don't have the severe effects on my emotions that processed sugars have been having.
2. Common Cooking Oils
For the most part, I've changed to extra virgin olive oil. But we still deep fry some things, and are using canola oil. I might have to look into other oils, or cut out the deep frying almost all together
3. Trans Fats
I don't do margarines, haven't in a long time. Or vegetable shortening. I'll have to watch labels to avoid partially hydrogenated oils or vegetable shortening. I've pretty much given up on processed foods. There are a few I still have on a rare occasion.
This one I'm struggling with. I love my cheeses, including cottage cheese. I have given up milks - I switched to soy and will likely stay there. I don't eat yogurts - they seem to disagree with my body. I guess I'll have to really test these cheeses to see if I react to them. I really don't know what to substitute cheese with. Hmmm
5. Feedlot- Raised meat
I don't eat pork at all anymore. I do love my beef and chicken. Maybe I'll have to look at organic free range meats. I have switched to bison and lamb for my cleansing diet, but I can't afford to keep that up for long. Wow. I might actually not be able to afford to eat at this rate. Wow.
6. Red Meat and Processed Meat
I am already avoiding processed meats. I do love my beef though. The problem is, if I cut it back to once a week, what do I replace it with? I know I can get protein from beans, etc. But it just doesn't seem to cut it. I do prefer chicken and love fish too. So maybe I can cut my beef back to at most 2x/week.
I don't know. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by all of this. Especially for a long term nutritional change.
No problem. I've never been a big drinker, and now with needing to cut out refined sugars, I'm done with it. I still haven't figured out what I will do for the occassional drink I want to have. I'm still figuring that one out. I don't like wine, so...
8. Refined grains.
Haven't had much of them in years. I don't eat wheat, oats, rye, barley. I don't like white rice. So this one is all good.
9. Artificial food additives
I've had to cut them out with my gluten free diet anyway, so no biggie here either.
10. Fill in the blank
I'm doing this as I go along. I know I can't eat pork.
Wow. There is so much to consider with all of this. I guess I really do need to go back on the cleansing diet and really test some foods.
I guess I still really don't know how to fuel my body.